This means that a black hole is able to distort the geometry of both space and time around it.
The closer the black hole, the greater the distortion. So great that incoming light is sent on a circular orbit around it.
Nearly 1,000 black hole-like anomalies have so far been spotted in the Universe. However, scientists believe that their actual number could run into the tens of millions.
They also believe that most of the known galaxies are built around gigantic black holes.
Luckily, our planet is located on the fringes of the Milky Way galaxy. But what if it was right at the center?
Well, if scientists and Roscosmos artists got it right, this is the picture of time-space expansion we would see looking from the widows of our country houses outside Moscow.
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